The "False Head" hypothesis: predation and wing pattern variation of Lycaenid
Host specificity revisited: new data on Myrraica host ants of the lycaenid
butterfly Maculinea rebeli.
Tentacles and Newcomer gland, the myrmecophilous structures characteristic of the lycaenid
larvae could be seen in the caterpillars.
Although both Africa (Ghana) and South America (Colombia) support a rich lycaenid
fauna, the distribution of many lycaenid
species are limited by their specialised habitat preferences (Legg 1978; Fiedler 1996).
may be numerous during early October but adult abundance may continue throughout this month until December.
butterflies and plants: is myrmecophily associated with particular hostplant preferences?
Another small Lycaenid
butterfly, the Western Pygmy Blue Brephidium exilis, a native of arid south-western North America, has established itself in the Arabian Gulf region, from Northern Oman to Kuwait, apparently over the past 25 years (see, e.
Finally we give the remark, that the trait of ventrally red coloured abdomen so typical for some Neotropical eumaeine lycaenid
genera (for example Atlides, Eumaeus, Thecloxurina), which most probably advertises toxicity, lacks in Theorema (and also in Eumaeus childrenae).
Plant-herbivore coevolution: lupines and lycaenids
Jammed amongst material of "Thecla barajo" and its relatives in the Main Butterfly collection of the Natural History Museum, London (cabinet series 28A, drawer number 68) since almost a century, a large, curious female lycaenid
butterfly specimen was curated as an undescribed species by Frederick Goodson (BALINT, 2005a).
Coevolution: Patterns of legume predation by a lycaenid
butterflies and ants: selection for enemy-free space.